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I am diagnosed with TB for 4 months but still getting pain in lower back and rib. Is it normal ?

i I am taking tb treatment from last 4 month, actually i had left plural effussion so dr advised me to take tb treatement.Almost 4 month of treatement i have still back pain some times lowe rib and some times in left back. is it normal.
Asked On : Wed, 16 Mar 2011
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Hello there,
Welcome to HealthcareMagic.Backaches are common presentations in tuberculosis, but it could be due to other origin too.The kind of pain you are referring to could be possibly due to tuberculosis only however, it needs a better evaluation. You may better consult with a rheumatologist and get necessary tests done. Meanwhile continue with the treatment.
Answered: Wed, 16 Mar 2011
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